Yes, actually in this case I think he bought the gun from his own sister. The guys were not caught immediately and the family actually go wind of what they had done, confronted them about it, and they admitted it. That's when the sister and others in the family started to freak. Face it, they could be held accomplice if they didn't turn them in. It's a reasonable bet that's exactly where the anonymous tips came from that led to the fast arrests.
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